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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to become a geneticist, August 16, 2011
This review is from: Investigating the Human Genome: Insights into Human Variation and Disease Susceptibility (FT Press Science) (Hardcover)
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If you're not a geneticist, this book may not be for you. Still, the topic is so interesting that I couldn't help myself and went ahead and got it. When I want to learn something I can be a stubborn cuss - good thing, as this is a difficult read. Yet I feel like a miner sifting through chunks of unidentifiable information to find bits of gleaming gold revelations.

Sentences such as "He proposed that dendritic gamma wave synchrony moving through the brain constitutes a vehicle for consciousness." makes my heart go pitty-pat with excitement. This book is filled with such wonders on such important topics as Autism and Alzheimer's Disease.

If you're not a geneticist, but like me, you can decipher some of these amazing new research results, it may make you decide to become one. If I were younger (or someone would front me a mound of scholarship money) I'd love to dive into this field as it races into the future to help us solve so many problems from our past.

I learned that not only is "Fragile X mental retardation protein" a good thing, if deficient it can cause all sorts of problems in the downstream synthesis of a number of proteins. People concerned about autism should come to understand what that means. Lots of gold nuggets in this mine - lots of them!
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